HERNDON, Va. - James Freeman Rutherford passed away Thursday (May 8, 2014) at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.
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He was born on April 9, 1942, in Bradford, Pa., to Catherine and John Rutherford.
James grew up in Bradford. He graduated from Bradford High School in 1960 and Grove City College in 1964, where he received a degree in business administration. He attended American University Law School in Washington, D.C., and graduated in 1967. He spent his entire career as a U.S. attorney for the Justice Department.
James was a longtime member of the St. Andrews Society of Washington, D.C. He was a devoted husband, brother and uncle and will be greatly missed.
James is survived by his sister, Susan Doriguzzi of Stephens City, Va.; his brother, David Rutherford of Potomac, Md.; and his loving nieces, nephews and numerous other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Catherine and John Rutherford; and his wife, Heather Rutherford.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 8 at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 26 Chautauqua Place, Bradford.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Adams-Green Funeral Home, Herndon.
Online condolences can be made at www.adamsgreen.com.
Adams-Green Funeral Home
721 Elden Street
Herndon, VA 20170
Published in The Bradford Era from May 29 to June 4, 2014